I think the 2012 Panasonic line up is mighty impressive. I'm not upset with my S but the 2011 line was a 'two steps forward, one step back' kind of year. Still, I'll be happy with my S... At least until the 2012 models drop to discount prices!
I'm still VERY happy I didn't buy into the hype and spring for an ST30 or GT30!
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue:
Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems to be more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer...
-- Excerpt from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.